Meanwhile, the jail authorities cleared that condition of Lalu Prasad is stable, barring some complications which he has been facing for the last few years.
According to the defense lawyer, time was sought from both the defense and prosecution side due to non-availability of certified copies, to be issued by the lower court.
A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) alleged that the former Bihar CM was violating the jail manual during his stay in RIMS Director’s Bungalow.
According to the defence lawyer, both the parties have been asked to verify the claim made by him that the RJD chief has completed half of the sentencing in the case
The RJD chief, who is currently admitted to RIMS for over 2 years, has become the ‘longest admitted patient at RIMS.
The votes for the state assembly polls will be counted on November 10. Prasad is in judicial custody in Jharkhand capital Ranchi after his conviction in fodder scam cases.
The case pertains to the fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 3.5 crore from the Dumka treasury by Animal Husbandry Department officials between 1991 and 1996 when Yadav served as Bihar CM.
The 72-year-old RJD chief was lodged in a Ranchi jail but was shifted to RIMS on August 29, 2018, looking at his deteriorating health conditions.
The CBI counsel argued before a bench Yadav's bail plea should not be heard now as 23 days are remaining for him to complete half of his five-year jail term.
The RJD chief is currently lodged into the Director’s bungalow of RIMS on the campus.
The fodder scam pertains to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 33.67 crore from Chaibasa treasury during 1992-93, when RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was the chief minister of Bihar.
Jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav is currently admitted to RIMS in Ranchi due to deteriorating health conditions.
The doctors said that the RJD chief has not shown any symptoms of COVID-19 so far and all precautions are being taken to protect him from coronavirus.
Counsel Prabhat Kumar said the bail has been sought on the ground that Lalu Prasad Yadav's health condition is deteriorating.
The 71-year-old RJD chief was lodged in Birsa Munda Central jail in Ranchi but was shifted to RIMS in Ranchi due to his deteriorating health condition.